A combine Team of all the Security formations in Rivers State On Saturday embarked of A Show of strength, to reassure the public of safety and security
Over 50 cars, trucks, buildings, police barracks at Oyibo police was destroyed in the aftermath of the crisis that rocked Oyibo LGA last Wednesday in the state.
The commissioner of police In Rivers state Joseph Mukan who led a team of service commanders to various flash points in the area said the command has lunched full investigation into what led to the wanton destruction lives and properties with the aim of bringing perpetrators to justiceThe Commissioner of police in Rivers state CP Joseph Mukan shortly after accessing the level of destruction at the oyibo police division on Port Harcourt express road. In Oyibo LGA area
Said the command has made adequate deployment riot police men, to the nooks and cranny in the area to safeguard further destruction of lives and properties.
He also dispel rumors that DPO of oyibo police station was beheaded he said the DPO managed to escape the carnage
Correspondent Anita Ogona reports that some of the flash points visited include sangana, mile1 to 3, Ikokwu, ikwerre road, Onne, Eleme, Oyibo and Oil mill, Rumuokwurishi, borokiri, yam zone, Elelenwo
ATTACK ON POLICE STATIONS: CP RIVERS VISITS THE SCENES OF ATTACK AND CHARGES THE INVESTIGATING TEAM TO EXPEDITE ACTION ON THE INVESTIGATION.
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph G. Mukan,psc(+) today 24/10/2020 led Commanders of the Sister Security Agencies in the State to Oyigbo Local Government Area where four(4) Police Stations were burnt down in the wake of the mindless attack of 21st October, 2020 by hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).2. Recall that on 21/10/2020 at about 2130hrs, hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) under the guise of #ENDSARS Protests invaded Oyigbo Area Command, Oyigbo, Afam and Umuebulu Police Stations where they attacked the Policemen on duty and burnt down the four (4) Police Formations. In the course of the attacks, over fifty (50) vehicles were burnt, including one Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), killing two Policemen who were hacked to death and set ablaze. 3. Addressing Journalists at the Oyigbo Police Station, the CP condemned in the strongest terms, the senseless attack on public and private property and noted that it was ill-conceived, most unfortunate and an ill wind that would blow no one any good. The CP on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni, condoled with the families of the Officers who lost their lives in the attack and pledged that the Command will stop at nothing until the perpetrators of these dastardly acts are arrested and brought to justice.4. The CP hereby wishes to reassure the good people of Rivers State that there is no cause for alarm, maintaining that massive deployments have been made by the Command, with complementary deployments by other other sister Security Agencies to guide against further breach of the peace and restore public confidence, with a renewed sense of security. He is also using this medium to appeal to all aggrieved persons, groups, or ethnic nationalities in the State, to shun violence and embrace a more civilized means of ventilating their grievances, rather than being confrontational to the extent of destroying lives and property.5. Residents of the State are equally enjoined to remain calm and go about their lawful activities, while those in whose areas Curfew is imposed, to religiously obey same, as violators risk arrest and prosecution.
SP NNAMDI OMONI,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
RIVERS STATE POLICE COMMAND,